Congrats on your engagement! Are you ready to have the best time ever celebrating your love and starting a new chapter with your partner? I’m ready to capture all the perfect details and emotions while you’re soaking up the memories and partying with your friends and family. I’ll be jamming on the dance floor right along with you, camera in hand. And don’t worry, I’ll be rocking one of my signature bow ties while we become best friends and I snap the classic, timeless wedding photos you’ll treasure forever. Telling your love story is what I do best.

Connecticut + Destination Wedding Photographer

The Schwalbs Photography 
Wedding Experience

investment starting at $6500

Booking Process





Once I you send me a contact form or an email, you will receive a welcome email. To set up a phone call before your phone call  you get a pre questionnaire before your phone. and we can chat about all things wedding things.

After our phone call and talk about your big day I will then send over a full custom proposal
that goes over what we talked about, from there if everything looks great. Then I will send over a contract and invoice. 

Next from there we will then set up a date to capture you engagement session, where I will then talk to you about what, location best fits for you two, I will create custom mood boards, to guide you through the whole process. 

Final 3- 5 months out I will send over a questionnaire that is for you both to fill out, that will help me to understand all the things about what you want on your wedding day, as well as a family shot list so everything goes smoothly. We also will schedule a timeline call 8 weeks before your wedding day. The one last phone call a week before your day. 

Finally and lastly I will let you two sit back and relax and enjoy your wedding day and dance the night away. 

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Are You Ready To Make Magic?

My favorite part of a wedding day is when the love of your life starts walking down the aisle. And I firmly believe sunset wedding photos are the most magical. I’m also obsessed with details, so you can bet I’ll capture every floral arrangement and piece of décor so you’ll always remember those special little touches.

I have been lucky enough to live in Connecticut all of my life. I am also so lucky to have captured so many stunning weddings in Connecticut, 

My favorite Venues in Connecticut 

Wadsworth Mansion 
Lord Thompson Manor  
Burr Mansion 
South Farms 
The Branford House
Smith Farm Garden


Engagement sessions are one of the most important elements of your wedding photography package! I gift every wedding couple an engagement session when they book with me because I know how important they are. Not only is being engaged a magical season in your life, it’s also the perfect time to get to know your photographer, learn how to feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera, and put in the practice that will help your wedding day photos look so much more natural and relaxed. These sessions are romantic and playful, plus you’ll get beautiful photos to remember this unique moment in time. 

Do I need an Engagement Session?


Let's Travel!

Hawaii • Paris • Spain • Greece • South Carolina • Israel

Feeling adventurous or planning a wedding in one of these spots? Let’s make magic happen! I’ve got a special rate available for these special locations.

Places I'd love to shoot

Another Question? I’ve Got Answers!

I include a complimentary engagement session (you’re welcome!) with every wedding package. This session is the best way for us to get to know each other and for you two to get comfortable in front of the camera. You’ll be so much happier with your wedding photos when you know how to pose and how to follow my directions because we already practiced! Plus, these photos are a keepsake you’ll love looking back on to remember this season.

What About Engagement Sessions?

Another Question? I’ve Got Answers!

I’ve got a lot! 3 Cameras ,Nikon Z6ii Nikon Z8 , Contax 645 Film, Sigma 50, Sgima 35, Nikon85, Nikon105, 7 Nikon flashes, and alllll the memory cards you can imagine.

what equipment do you use?

Another Question? I’ve Got Answers!

Absolutely! I love traveling. I’ll tell your love story with classic, timeless photos whether you’re in Hartford, New York, Disney World, or Bali. I’ve got my bags packed and ready…where are we heading?!

do you travel for destination weddings?

Another Question? I’ve Got Answers!

I make this so easy. When you book with me, I’ll send you a style guide that lays out what you should wear and how to show up looking and feeling confident. I’ve got some great location suggestions, and we’ll work together to pick the spot that works best for you. I’ll make sure you feel like a pro!

how do i prepare for my engagement session?

Another Question? I’ve Got Answers!

Wedding dates book up quickly! I recommend reserving your wedding date at least 12 months in advance to make sure I’m available to capture your memories and celebrate with you on the dance floor!

how far in advance should i book you for my wedding?

Frequently Asked Questions

Chris & Linda 

Justin is an excellent photographer! From capturing our engagement in CT, to our wedding in CA and additional memories, he was able to create flawless memories that we can cherish for life. Not only was he highly skilled with the art of photography, but was extremely professional working with our vendors and helping to ensure our day was smooth and successful. Highly recommend Justin for timeless memories and an overall fun experience to capture your engagement, wedding and more!

From capturing our engagement in CT, to our wedding in CA and additional memories


Justin is extremely professional to work with. He is very accommodating to your needs and how you would like to be photographed. He is extremely open to all ideas. Even if you are not comfortable in front of the camera he will make sure that you are. He truly is an amazing photographer to work with and I am so glad to have worked with him twice! Definitely will be using him again in the future!

I am so glad to have worked with Justin twice!

MArisa + Eddie

We chose Justin for our 2023 wedding in September. It honestly was an easy choice to make. His work speaks for itself. What i didn’t realize is how above and beyond he goes for his clients. He kept me on schedule and he was everyone’s favorite person by the end of the night. My husband and i are not great about photos but he encouraged us to do an engagement session and it made us so much more comfortable by the time the wedding came. Everyone has been raving about our photos and now we have beautiful memories forever. We can’t thank him enough.

We can't Thank him enough